What is our HPA Axis? Behind the scenes of work, social and family life our poor bodies are struggling to keep up with this exciting and busy life we all lead. Particularly at this time of year, we keep battling one busy day after another and don’t give our bodies the chance to rest and rejuvenate. Unfortunately remaining…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist With the colder months fast approaching, our immune systems need a bit of a boost! We are loving refreshing juices this Autumn filled with gut healing ingredients and fibre to repair the gut and pack our bodies with prebiotics. This creates a good bacterial balance in the body which…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1 cup organic rolled oats (or quinoa flakes for gluten free) 1/2 cup LSA 1 cup almond meal 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon maple syrup pinch Pink Murray River salt Pre-heat…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 2 cups rolled oats 2 cups raw almonds 1/2 cup pistachio nuts (unsalted) 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Zest from 1 orange 1/2 cup orange juice Seeds of one vanilla bean 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 tablespoon raw…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. Our gut is sensitive to emotion; anger, anxiety, sadness, happiness – all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Generally being overweight is an important factor in determining metabolic diseases and recent research shows that accumulation of belly fat specifically is strongly associated with developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. So this should be even more motivation to hit the gym and start burning calories…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1 cup of organic rolled oats 1/2 cup nut meal 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 egg 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup dried dates/figs 1/2 cup pistachio nuts Combine all ingredients then press into a small slice tray lined with baking paper. Bake in…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Serves 2 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato 1 x 250g tinned salmon 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tbs coarsely chopped parsley (optional) 1/2 cup almond meal 2 eggs, lightly whisked Coconut oil, to shallow-fry Roughly chop sweet potato and steam until soft, mash. Add the salmon,…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1. What is PCOS and how is it different from PCO? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by multiple cystic growths on the ovaries (polycystic ovaries). You can also have PCOS without any cysts on your ovaries but have hormonal imbalances and display multiple symptoms. PCOS most likely develops when…

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